Simple, Little Things
“The journey to success is a mysterious route and an untraceable path.”
The question people commonly ask themselves is, “What is the surest way to success?” Apparently, there is a lot of information out there — available at the seminars, in the books, and on the Internet. The field known as self-development provides a fertile ground upon which success grows. However, with such relentless waves of ideas, people seem to be bewildered as to how they should practice them in their life. Let’s explore some of the suggestions provided by the great minds.
In one of his seminars, the late Jim Rohn, a world-class business philosopher, remarked, “Success is as simple as an apple a day.” This is such a profound insight. He further explained the difference between success and failure. He put it this way: “Failure is a few errors in judgments repeated over a period of time. And success is a few simple disciplines repeated over a period of time.” From his perspective, success is not a magical thing that happens in a person’s life.
Everyone can be successful provided that he/she spends time identifying a few empowering disciplines. People can be successful in terms of their physical growth by having nutritious diets and doing regular exercises. For their mental development, all they need to do is to spend between 30 minutes to 1 hour a day reading books or listening to voices that trigger their thoughts. Emotional health can be gradually improved by stopping the habit of forming judgments over the others, and spiritual integrity can be achieved by simply giving away more smiles, help, and love.
Zig Ziglar, a motivational speaker and author of many bestsellers, also left behind many great philosophies for a successful life. One of his famous quotes is, “You will have everything in life you want if you just help enough other people get what they want.” Success, in his point of view, is not a selfish feat. Success stems from helping others get what they want. Have you ever dedicated your life to improving the quality of the other people’s lives?
As paradoxical as it may sound, personal success can never be sustained without the other people’s success. Our happiness derives from seeing other people achieve what they want. We should constantly figure out what we can do to bring positive change to the people around us — family members, friends, peer groups, acquaintances, colleagues, loved ones, and even strangers.
Ultimately, life success is the combination of the simple, little things we do in life. When you get up in the morning, read, listen, or say something positive about your life. When you get outside to meet the other people, render them the greatest service in the world — a genuine smile. When it is time for study or work, put you entire energy into what you do. Teach your mind to stay focused, and find a way to make your study or work more challenging. Before you go to sleep, do as when you get up: shower your mind with positive ideas.
If you just incorporate these simple, little acts into your daily routines, you will see the quality of your life begin to take off. The journey to success is a mysterious route and an untraceable path. Once you become successful, you will be amazed at how simple it is simply because “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Your simple, little habits will definitely bring positive change to the others, and ultimately, your own life.
Written by Chap Vikrant (CVK)